ECOWAS donates one million dollars to assist vulnerable families.
Written by News Room on March 18, 2022
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday said it donated one million dollars to assist vulnerable families in the country in 2021.
This is contained in a joint statement by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and ECOWAS, released in Abuja.
ECOWAS said in the statement that it was part of its humanitarian assistance to the Nigerian government for victims of violent conflicts in the North West and North East part of the country.
The Programme targeted 840 food insecure households (some 4,196 persons) in Zamfara, Katsina and Borno with food assistance.
The target beneficiaries received an average cash transfer of 27,000 naira in their prepaid bank cards or WFP SCOPE cards every month to buy their preferred food from local markets.